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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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American Guide SeriesCamp Peña Colorado -- Fort Peña Park, Marathon TX

in American Guide Series

The WPA Texas Guidebook entry for Fort Peña Colorado, now Fort Peña Park, south of Marathon TX

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 2/4/2017

last visited: 12/26/2016

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American Guide SeriesRound Pond, Maine

in American Guide Series

On Muscongus Bay on the southern shore of Maine, Round Pond today remains a small fishing village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/20/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesGwynn Wilson Student Union Building - Los Angeles, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the most impressive buildings on campus was built in 1926.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/16/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesUniversity of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

in American Guide Series

One of the best known universities in the world. Alumni include Neil Armstrong, John Wayne, Frank Gehry, George Lucas, and many many more.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/15/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEllsworth, Maine

in American Guide Series

Surrounded by other National Register buildings, Ellsworth's City Hall stands on a hill above the town's business district. Ellsworth is the seat of Hancock County, with the courthouse situated just west of city hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Machias/O'Brien - Machiasport, ME

in American Guide Series

Fort Machias was built in 1775 on Machias Bay at the mouth of Machias River, shortly after the beginning of the American Revolutionary War.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/7/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRepublic, Washington

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May 22, 1900 is the date on which Republic officially became a political entity. Still going strong, Republic has been the county seat of Ferry County since the county was created out of Stevens County on February 21, 1899.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/3/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesOrient, Washington

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Ferry County, Washington is about as underpopulated as a county can get, making Orient very much a community representative of the county.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Washington

date approved: 1/2/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBucksport, Maine

in American Guide Series

Settled in 1762 as Buckstown Plantation and incorporated on June 27, 1792 as Buckstown, the town became Bucksport on June 12, 1817.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Maine

date approved: 1/1/2017

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesWhiteface Mountain - Wilmington, NY

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From its summit, accessible by going up a serpentine road - the New York State World War Memorial Highway - then either an elevator or trail, almost the entire northern part of the State is visible.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 12/31/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesEureka, Montana

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At the north end of the Tobacco River Valley, Eureka is the largest town in the vicinity and the only real trading centre for the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/31/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSomers, Montana

in American Guide Series

Once strictly a company town, Somers was built by the Great Northern Railway's J.J. Hill and a partner, businessman John O’Brien.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/28/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesBig Arm, Montana

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Stretching along the Big Arm of Flathead Lake, Big Arm is no longer the enclave of First Nations people, as it was 80 years ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPablo, Montana

in American Guide Series

A town of population of just under 2,000, Pablo remains unincorporated as a census-designated place.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSandpoint Bridge - Sandpoint, ID

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The first was built in 1908 and when the writers of the American Guide Series book, IDAHO: A Guide In Word And Picture, passed through Sandpoint they viewed the second, dedicated in 1934.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesSandpoint, Idaho

in American Guide Series

Though today a peaceful and pleasant little city replete with historic places, Sandpoint a century and more ago had rightfully garnered the alternate appelation of "Hangtown".

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPriest River, Idaho

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On the west side of the Idaho Panhandle, Priest River is a town built solely on the timber which surrounds it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Idaho

date approved: 12/27/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRoseburg, Oregon

in American Guide Series

The posted coordinates are to Roseburg City Hall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69

location: Oregon

date approved: 12/22/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesThe Stevenson Memorial Cottage - Saranac Lake, NY

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The Stevenson Memorial Cottage is a simple two-story, clapboard cottage with a large porch where author Robert Louis Stevenson lived here under the care of Dr. Trudeau in 1887-8.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: New York

date approved: 12/20/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesArlee, Montana

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Arlee is the southern gateway to the Flathead Indian Reservation, a 1.317 million acre reservation which is home to the Bitterroot Salish, the Pend d’Oreille and the Kootenai tribes.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/20/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesPolson, Montana

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Situated in Polson Bay on the south end of Flathead Lake, Polson was located at the mouth of the Flathead River.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/19/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesDrummond, Montana

in American Guide Series

A little town of just over 300 population, Drummond is neatly skirted by I 90 as it makes its way north toward Missoula, nearly 50 miles distant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/16/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesRonan, Montana

in American Guide Series

Initially known in Salish as Ocq?étkw (the spring water) and then Spring Creek, the town then became Ronan Springs and finally Ronan.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/15/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesMissoula, Montana

in American Guide Series

Though not the first settlement in the Missoula Valley, the City of Missoula has certainly grown to become the largest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/14/2016

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFort Missoula, Montana

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Established in 1877 as the only permanent military post west of the Continental Divide, Fort Missoula had a long career, outlasting all other Montana forts. Active through two world wars, it was finally decommissioned in 1948, after 71 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Montana

date approved: 12/14/2016

last visited: never

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